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Heavy rain likely overnight in the Washington region. A few pockets of flooding are possible.

The heaviest rain is expected between 3 and 8 a.m. Saturday, and over an inch is likely in many areas. → Read More

Cold air brings improved snow conditions to Mid-Atlantic ski areas

Conditions right now are among the best they have been all winter in many areas. → Read More

D.C.-area forecast: Cold start to week, then moderating temperatures lead into wet weekend

Winds chills today will only be in the teens and 20s. → Read More

Updates: Steadier rain moving through with icy mix in outer suburbs through early evening

Only minor impacts are expected, with another dusting and some slick spots possible late this morning into early afternoon, and a risk of icy spots in our outer northern suburbs mid-afternoon into early evening. → Read More

Light snow and ice to bring risk of slick roads Saturday, especially north and west of Washington

Snow amounts should mostly range between a dusting and an inch while a light glaze of ice could fall on top of the snow in our colder areas. → Read More

Wintry mix likely to bring period of slick travel Saturday in Washington region

Precipitation amounts should be light, but it won't take much to cause slippery conditions, especially north and west of Washington. → Read More

Winter weather threat for Saturday lessens, but some slick travel possible in colder areas

The event is more likely to be a minor inconvenience than particularly disruptive. Colder areas into northern Maryland could see some significant effects. → Read More

Wintry mix on Saturday could cause slick travel in Washington area, but it’s probably not a major storm

A mix of snow, ice and rain is likely to make for a mess, especially in the colder northern and western parts of the region. → Read More

D.C.-area forecast: Mild weather for January continues this week but trends colder by the weekend

Every day through Thursday we should top 50, but it turns a little more wintry by Friday. → Read More

What happened to winter and will it ever show up?

Indications are strong that chillier weather will make an appearance in late January. → Read More

Earth posts second-hottest year on record to close out our warmest decade

Last year was the second-warmest on record for the globe, capping off the hottest decade and hottest five-year period. → Read More

Beautiful fog bow forms over Chesapeake Bay (Photos)

This stunning feature formed as sunlight passed through the tiny water droplets embedded within fog that formed Thursday. → Read More

A warm Christmas, not a white Christmas, for most of Lower 48

Just one-quarter of the Lower 48 states will have snow on the ground Christmas morning. → Read More

Stagnant air brings ‘unhealthy’ pollution levels to Washington

Air quality may remain compromised through Friday. → Read More

D.C.-area forecast: Highs close to 50 degrees most days this week, and generally precipitation-free

The weather is as tranquil as it gets this time of year. → Read More

What fall? Eastern third of nation to sizzle into early October.

From the Southeast to New England, many locations will see temperatures average at least 10 degrees above normal. → Read More

Flooded again: Climate change is making flooding more frequent in Southeast Texas

Climate change has transformed Southeast Texas into a flash flood hot spot, with trends most clearly seen in tropical weather events. → Read More

‘This is not rocket science.’ Years after a fix was promised, National Weather Service website still unreliable.

The Weather Service website keeps breaking. → Read More

Tropical Storm Humberto to exit Bahamas, but several more systems to watch in Atlantic

Humberto is no longer a threat to Florida or the Southeast coast. → Read More

In all-staff email, NOAA chief praises scientists after agency’s defense of incorrect Trump tweet

The email marked an apparent effort to repair damage from an unusual Sept. 6 statement that sided with President Trump rather than agency weather forecasters. → Read More